Tim Scott: The New Reagan

It’s been a while since we’ve heard the kind of optimism contained in Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) announcement of a presidential run.

Usually, it is gloom and doom, racism, white supremacy, claims that Republicans want to eliminate Social Security and the rest of the left’s depressing litany.

Scott chose a different narrative. Instead of talking about overcoming, he overcame. He said he had gone “from cotton to Congress” and embraced “victory over victimhood.”

How’s this for inspiration: “We live in the land where it is possible for a kid raised in poverty by a single mother in a small apartment to one day serve in the People’s House and maybe even the White House.”

Echoing Ronald Reagan, Scott added: “America is the city on the hill. I’m living proof that God and a good family and the United States of America can do all things if we believe.”

Predictably, he took some rhetorical shots at President Biden: “America is not a nation in decline,” but under the president he said, it has become “a nation in retreat.”

In 2020, Scott introduced a serious police reform bill. Democrats opposed it. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) used a racially charged word when he claimed Scott’s bill was a

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